PHOTOS: Remembering Elvis 45 years after his death

Maybe you rocked out or swooned to Elvis Presley, or maybe your parents or your grandparents did.

He topped the music charts starting in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s with hits that included “Love Me Tender,” “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Suspicious Minds.”

Elvis changed pop culture in the U.S., from his swiveling hips to his movies to his bell-bottomed jumpsuits.

Tens of thousands turned out at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee after he died.

It was 45 years ago on Aug. 16 that the “king of rock and rock” died at the age of 42.

See photos from his life below.

Hundreds of people wait outside the late Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion before the gates are opened for the public to view the body of the rock and roll singer in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1977. (AP Photo)
FILE - A florist adds more floral arrangements to the overflowing collection of flowers that cover the ground at the mausoleum Aug. 18, 1977, where singer Elvis Presley was entombed during funeral services in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo, File)

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